Poverty and Jobs

Earlier this month, the eyes of our nation turned briefly to those whom the Bible calls “the least of these.” The U.S. Bureau of...

D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College

Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy. These students have earned D.C. Achievers Scholarships, which assist D.C. students...

Adrienne Washington…Reclaiming Civility

Sneers, jeers, and outright outrageous shouting. That is the ugly tenor that mars most political forums during this critical mayoral campaign. It seems that...

The State of Equality and Justice in America: ‘No One Can Change the Change’

The state of equality and justice in America is shameful--especially since the election of President Barack Obama. Unlike many of my friends who think...

The Hypocrisy of Black College Hatred

During the month of February, the C-SPAN bus traveled to eight historically Black college campuses to provide viewers with insight on these institutions. Since...

Make Hard Work Pay Again

One of our country's most cherished values is the idea that if you work hard you can get ahead, be part of the middle...

Nebraska Shows Why Elite High School Athletes Should Reconsider HBCUs

If there was ever a time that blue chip high school Black athletes should stand down and take a knee it is now.  The...

Black History Month through the Lens of Same-Sex Marriage

Last month we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, commemorating his visionary spirit and legacy.  We have now begun “Black” History Month in...

Remembering The “Father of African-American History”

The building that houses my public charter high school on Minnesota Avenue in Northeast D.C. is named for the man who launched what we...

To Be Equal

"Affluent Americans would do quite well. But for tens of millions of others, the Ryan plan is a path to more adversity." Robert Greenstein,...

Why Inequality Matters: Or, Why Joseph Stiglitz Hits it and Paul Krugman Misses

With the Super Bowl over, the fantasy football season has ended. But it turns out there is a fantasy league for economists. So, sorry...

King Out of Context Just Fix It!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was anything but an “arrogant twit.” Yet Dr. Maya Angelou called it entirely correctly when she said that one...